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Tim Royes (December 25, 1964 – August 13, 2007, New York City) was a British music video director and editor, producing videos for artists such as Westlife ("Mandy"), Melanie C ("I Want Candy", "The Moment You Believe", "Carolyna"), Emma Bunton ("Free Me"), the Sugababes ("Easy" and "Red Dress"), Rachel Stevens ("Sweet Dreams My LA Ex"), and Enya ("Amarantine"). He died at the age of 42 after being struck by the driver of a vehicle in Manhattan in the early hours of the morning.
Many of Royes' videos centered on adult content, with some creating a sizable media stir, the central one being Holly Valance's video "Kiss Kiss", where she appeared in a flesh-coloured body suit to appear naked. Something similar happened in 2007, when Melanie C's music video of the '80s hit "I Want Candy" showed the singer in a skin-tight cat suit and featured a sexually suggestive dance routine with half-naked bodybuilders in crowd-controller uniforms. The video instantly grabbed the number one spot on YouTube with 200,000 hits on its first day.
Sugababes dedicated their 2007 music video "About You Now", directed by Marcus Adams, to Royes' memory, with a black screen saying, "In Memory of Tim Royes – 25.12.1964–13.08.2007 RIP" at the end of the video.
As a tribute to Royes, Melanie C filmed her new video for the title track for her album This Time in September 2007 Adrian Moat, who was a good friend of Royes.
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known mononymously as Enya, is an Irish singer and composer. Enya is noted for her modern Celtic music, and is the best-selling Irish solo artist.
Holly Rachel Candy, known professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian model, actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Felicity Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours (1999–2002) and Nika Volek in Prison Break (2005–2006). Her film roles include, DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), Pledge This! (2006), Taken (2008), Kambakkht Ishq (2009), and Big Mamma's Boy (2011) and Red Herring (2015).
Emma Lee Bunton is an English singer, songwriter, media personality, and actress. She rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of the pop group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Baby Spice, reflecting the fact that she was the youngest member. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the Spice Girls are the best-selling female group of all time.
Melanie Jayne Chisholm, professionally known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter and DJ. As one of the five members of the Spice Girls, she was nicknamed Sporty Spice; they released two consecutive number-one albums and nine number-one singles. The group's debut single "Wannabe" is the biggest-selling debut single of all time and the group's debut album Spice is the biggest-selling album in music history by a girl group. The Spice Girls have sold 105 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling girl group of all time.
Westlife are an Irish pop group formed in Dublin in 1998. The group consists of members Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne. Brian McFadden was a member before leaving in 2004. The group disbanded in 2012 after 14 years and later reunited in 2018.
Party in the Park is the generic name given to music concerts organised by various radio stations and local authorities and groups in the United Kingdom, typically in large parks during the summer, however it is also used to refer to a family oriented event where people can literally have a Party in the Park.
"Şımarık", also known as "Kiss Kiss", is a 1997 song by Turkish singer Tarkan. It was written by Sezen Aksu, with music credited as composed by Tarkan. However, Tarkan later admitted in a 2006 interview that this had been done without Aksu's consent, who was the true copyright owner. It formed part of Tarkan's third album, Ölürüm Sana (1997). "Şımarık" was released in France in 1998 and across the rest of the world in 1999 from the compilation album Tarkan, which was released in Europe.
The 16th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards were held on 15 October 2002 at the Sydney SuperDome.
Amarantine is the sixth studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and musician Enya, released on 21 November 2005 by Warner Bros. Records internationally and by Reprise Records in the United States the next day. Following the release of her 2002 compilation box set Only Time – The Collection, Enya took a short break before she started work on a new album in September 2003, her first since A Day Without Rain (2000). Amarantine was recorded in Ireland with her longtime recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. It is Enya's first album not to include a song in Irish and her first to include songs sung in Japanese and Loxian, a fictional language created by Roma.
Roma Shane Ryan is an Irish writer, poet, and lyricist, who lives in Killiney, Ireland, with her husband Nicky Ryan. She is the primary lyricist for the singer Enya, who has stated that the importance of the Ryans' contributions are such that without them, Enya would not exist.
"Brandy", later called "Mandy", is a song written by Scott English and Richard Kerr. It was originally recorded by English in 1971 and reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart.
Felicity "Flick" Scully is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Holly Valance. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 20 October 1999. She departed on 28 November 2002, but made cameo appearances in the serial's 20th anniversary episode in 2005 as well as the final episode in 2022.
Bill Padley is a Scottish record producer and songwriter.
So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2003 Plus the Biggest Hits of 2002 is a compilation of the latest songs that were popular in Australia. It was released on 25 November 2002.
"Carolyna" is a song by British singer-songwriter, Melanie C. It was released as the second single to be taken from her album, This Time in United Kingdom and European territories. Although Melanie worked hard on promotion for the single, it didn't have the impact that was hoped and sales stalled, also failing to help the sales of This Time. "Carolyna" reached number forty-nine in the UK Singles Chart where it sold over 6,391 copies in the first week, and fared little better in other European countries, selling over 200,000 copies worldwide.
Trudy Bellinger is a British director, producer and writer. She is most known for directing a short film Killing Christmas which won awards at three film festivals including London International Short Film Festival, Tweetfest Film Festival and Wildsound Feedback Writing and Film Festival. She has also directed TV promo campaigns including Project Runway season 19 (2021/2022) and Masked Singer season 6 2022. From 1992 to 2002 she was Head of Creative Affairs and Music video at EMI Records where she commissioned all the music videos and was creative director for EMI artists. From 2002 she was freelance creative consultant and music video commissioner for Sony, Syco, Universal and many independent labels.
And Winter Came... is the seventh studio album by Irish singer, songwriter, and musician Enya, released on 7 November 2008 by Warner Bros. Records internationally and by Reprise Records in the United States on 11 November 2008. After recording new Christmas songs for her fourth EP Sounds of the Season: The Enya Collection (2006), Enya started work on a Christmas album of traditional carols and original tracks, but the idea was changed to a collection of songs with a Christmas or winter theme as it better suited the style of the new material. It was recorded with her longtime collaborators, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan.
The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards were held at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona.
Felix Howard is a songwriter, record producer, A&R and publisher.